Here’s a new review of the Sage TXL-F from Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters
A brief press release (the full press release is attached):
“November 22, 2010 (San Francisco, CA): Since 1985, Sage has endeavored on perfecting performance by handcrafting fly rods in Bainbridge Island, Washington. This year, Sage’s master rod builder, Jerry Siem, has developed a new series of dedicated small stream fly rods named TXL-F. This latest rod offering provides big rod performance in a small package.
Celebrate small stream fishing: Ultra-light rods in general have a reputation for being “noodly”. Not so with the TXL-F, which responds to the same casting stroke that efficiently loads and unloads Sage’s high-performing, fast- action rods. Now an angler can play “small ball” on tight trout streams without sacrificing performance.
Bottom Line on TXL-F: The ultimate small-stream performance fly rod. Adds a new level of enjoyment when fishing creeks and tighter streams. Makes every cast fun and small fish feel big.”